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How To: Wear Red Lips

The pin-up girl has gone mainstream, and red lips are red-hotter than ever before. Though Christina Aguilera is best known for this look, a number of young Hollywood celebs, including Lindsay Lohan, are wearing these very adult lips. Earlier today, I told you about five of my picks for the best red lipsticks, but before you rush out and buy one, keep in mind that wearing this shade right can be tricky. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right shade and applying it just right.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Shade

If you have a warm olive or dark skin-tone, you will want to look for a shade of red with orange or coral undertones. For those of you with cool (fair) skin-tone, you will want to look for a shade of red with blue or pink undertones. Something to note, however, is that deep brick reds can be worn by almost anyone, because the brownish color is so neutralizing.

Step 2: Applying It Right

To get perfect red lips, start by lining them evenly with a lip liner and dotting concealer or powder around the edge of your lips, so that the color doesn't bleed. Also, it helps to powder your lips before applying the lipstick, which will help the effect last longer.


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merricat merricat 9 years
I love red lipstick, but I'm tired of seeing Christina in it. She's better with neutrals and sheer pinks. She's trying too hard...
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
:oops: Hope I didn't offend you! lol I'm a wine drinker, too...but I bleach my teeth so I can smile without feeling like I have "candy corn teeth" as my dentist calls them. :oops: :ROTFL:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Mme Hart, wow, I never thought of that. I'm a coffee and wine drinker so can you imagine MY smile with red lips? LOL!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Glad you mentionned that many women fail to recognize how yellow their teeth can look with red lipstick on!! lol
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i would need to get some crest white strips for my teeth before i attempt red lips.
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